Friday, December 09, 2005

Who Are You?

PoliticsWatch has yet to come out with their PM Picker for this election, but the CBC has a "vote by issue" poll up on their site. They ask you a series of questions and then match you up to the party you agree with the most.

I took the quiz, and agreed with Layton on 7 issues, Paul on 6, Harper on 4, and Duceppe on...0.


  • That doesn't surprise me, I always thought that you seemed to be more in line with Dipper views than Liberal. Then again that's true of most the leftier leaning Grits.

    -Socialist Swine

    By Blogger Unknown, at 1:20 a.m.  

  • I agreed with Harper on 12 items

    and the rest 6 each.

    I guess it means I am voting Conservative.

    As Martha says, And that is a good thing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:37 a.m.  

  • MARTHA makes my skin crawl.

    By Blogger Paulineee, at 8:59 a.m.  

  • I got 11 Martin, 10 Layton, 4 Harper and 3 Ducceppe.

    I am surprised I really thought I agreed with Harper on more issues.

    I guess I didn't know him as well as I thought.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:32 a.m.  

  • I agreed with Layton on 11 and Martin on 10, and Harper and Duceppe on 6. But the way some of the questions were worded seem, to me, to be false choices.

    I wonder where I'd end up if they included the Green party.


    By Blogger Unknown, at 11:15 a.m.  

  • Kevin, the issues were worded the way they were because they are quotes or paraphrases of things the leaders have actually said.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:55 p.m.  

  • I think it's well understood that the issues have little to do with how people vote.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:22 p.m.  

  • 11 Harper
    10 Martin
    9 Duceppe
    7 Layton

    If you follow politics you spot the party policy so most of you just pick the way you are going to vote anyhow. Also, with most question I say to myself, "yes, I agree with this but realistically how would they pay for it".

    But basically, the more variation in your score more close minded you are.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:56 p.m.  

  • 8 Bloc, 8 NDP, 6 Liberal, 1 CPC.

    Apparently I like the CPC position on farming. I feel ashamed.

    By Blogger 3ML, at 4:16 p.m.  

  • Duceppe: 11
    Layton: 6
    Harper: 4
    Martin: 4

    This must explain why I'm a proud Bloc Québécois member...

    If i were canadian, i would vote for Harper.

    By Blogger M-A, at 6:47 p.m.  

  • "if I was canadian* sorry

    By Blogger M-A, at 6:49 p.m.  

  • 7 layton
    6 martin
    6 duceppe
    0 harper

    i think i won.

    By Blogger ainge lotusland, at 9:32 a.m.  

  • The results are absolutely bogus, completely worthless. If I disagree with any statement, that result doesn't count. If I overwhelmingly agree with one part of the statement, and am indifferent to another, I can find myself being told I agree with the Liberals, even though the statement represents a total change of direction from what the Liberals, after 12 years, have accomplished. This is a quiz designed ultimately to get Canadians to question, as Blah did, how well they know their preferred choice - if it's not Liberal, that is.

    For example, the statement "Cut corporate tax rates and low and middle-income tax rates, and eliminate corporate tax surcharge" is one most Conservatives would agree with because of its tax cut. By combining it with the second element, which makes it distinctly Liberal, the participant is steered to the Liberal party.

    If you agree with "Allow more free votes and refer more bills to House of Commons committees to give them more influence", you agree with Paul Martin? Give me a break. Paul Martin permitted how many free votes since he became Prime Minister (including in a period when he had a majority government). Again, designed to convince the gullible they are a Martin Liberal.

    Again, on health care, if you agree with accountability for health care funding to ensure any future investment goes to the public health care system, you're a Liberal? That statement is the antithesis of what they have accomplished in 12 years! Martin's own doctor is in the private health care system. So are the RCMP, and the Workers Compensation Boards. What a load of excrement!

    I'd suggest the dismantling of the logic of this quiz as an exercise for a first year university logic course, but it would be too basic an exercise for that purpose.

    Each part of these multi-part questions should be posed separately. Each party should be asked to take the quiz first, to ensure that, for example, all the parties who believe in increased salaries for the military would be credited with that policy position. Not just the Natural Governing Party.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:52 p.m.  

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